A Secluded Cape Fear River Retreat
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Dragon Fly, as it is affectionately called, is an amazingly private, quiet, and serene luxury home located on the North East Cape Fear river, about 30 minutes from Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach.
CHECKIN time is 4:00 PM or later on the date of arrival,
and CHECKOUT time is by 10:00 AM on date of departure.
We need this 6 hour time frame, so that we may make the property ready for each new guest.
Built in 2002 by the current owner as a vacation home, this home is the ultimate getaway. A brand new cooks' kitchen, massive deck and screened in porch face the river. A projector + 10' screen for screening films help to make this place very special. The home boasts 5 bedrooms and 3.5.5 bathrooms, with an extra large jacuzzi and walk in shower in the master. Nearly every piece of furniture is antique (circa 1900) and most of the art is from local artists. On the ground floor there is a full pool table, iron gym, and heavy boxing bag. Bring a boat, canoe or kayak to enjoy the river, or take a quiet walk around the adjacent pond to view the many animals and foliage that call this region home. Ever seen a woodpecker a foot and a half tall? How about Venus Flytrap, carnivorous plants that only grow within a 75 mile radius of our house and nowhere else in the entire world!
Throw horse shoes, or enjoy sitting by the Asian fire pit as you grill steaks over a real hardwood fire. A massive porch fronts the house and faces the river, of which a section is screened in.
We do not have good TV reception or Internet service, due to our secluded location. Actually, we hope that our guests really enjoy being 'unplugged' while here, off the grid! After all, why come to an Eco-paradise to sit inside and watch TV?
The property comes with a caretaker in the event of questions or additional needs. Catering can be arranged.
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Member since: 2012
- 2700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
- All bedrooms feature beautiful furniture, plush bedding and custom, old fashioned Southern Style hardwood tongue and groove ceilings. These 5 bedrooms sleep 10 folks very comfortably, with excess ( usually children ) claiming the couch, porch or pallet. Some even love to camp outside if they bring a tent. A very flexible house....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- The fire pit in the front yard, next to the river, is wonderful. We imported large river rocks from the mountains of N.C., that can seat 16. Wood is available to build campfires. Also we have andirons, grate and a huge steel mesh grill surface to cook on the open fire. This is where we cook steaks over real hardwood, roast oysters and have our pig pickings. Probably my most favorite place to sit on cool nights, eating marshmallows and telling ghost stories....moreless
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Music Library
- Pool Table:
- Video Games
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Flat cleaning fee $150
There is a two night minimum for each rental.
Also included on each and every rental is a mandatory, non refundable one time damage insurance fee of $69.00, which provides $3,000.00 of interior damage protection to the owner. This is in lieu of the large security deposit normally required on such luxury property.
Manager's cancellation policy:
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Dragon Fly is situated in a peaceful, rural setting that is an eco-paradise! We are located directly on the Northeast Cape Fear river, and are a short 35-40 minute drive from some of the most beautiful beaches in North Carolina. The ultimate getaway for nature lovers.
We are only 5 miles outside of Burgaw, N.C. Burgaw is a small charming town, the seat of Pender County, the last of 100 counties to be created in North Carolina.
Our town also happens to be the movie location for the current CBS hit show, 'Under The Dome.' The movie studio is in Wilmington.
Burgaw is the quaintest small town, like going back in time to 'Mayberry' with Andy and Barney. It is on the Civil War Trail, and boasts the oldest railway station in North Carolina, built circa 1850.
Year Purchased: 2002
About: We are a family from this area. My people settled in this area in 1640, emmigrating from Scotland, England and Wales nearly 400 years ago. We built this home in 2002 for our personal use, and went to great lengths to use only the finest building materials, sparing no expense to create an environment that is top quality. I grew up in this area, swam in this river as a child as did all my forbearers, and wanted to create a legacy property that my family will continue to enjoy for another 400 years. Permanent quality is what we enjoy... Only the best!
Why Burgaw, NC, USA:
This area is an Eco-paradise, great bird watching, a pristine rural riverside setting with wonderful beaches nearby (Wrightsville, Topsail, and Hempstead). In this day of hustle and bustle, it is still nice to know that a dirt lane still exists that can transport you to another place in time.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Several things make this location so unique and desirable. Although we are deep in the woods, fronting a gorgeous river, we are only six minutes from Interstate 40. The nearby town of Burgaw has all the charm of a beautiful southern village, antiques and old timey stores, yet we are only 30 minutes fron the bustling seaport of Wilmington, sometimes referred to as a mineature Charleston, S.C. Our area practically oozes with ancient cypress trees, hanging Spanish moss and ante-bellum charm.
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Peaceful riverside living! As the boats go by.... See lots of birds and wildlife
Screened porch and cool breezes. Beautiful panoramic views. My favorite spot!
Summertime on the river. Great swimming, canoeing and fresh water fishing.
Captain's Library for quiet reading. Imported Italian marble. Easy and elegant.
Perfect for resting. Next to the riverside fire pit, for real wood fire cooking.
Rack 'em up! Custom built, full sized pool table, real slate bed. Hours of fun!
Enjoy an evening at the Asian fire pit. Cook over a real wood fire. Yummy!
Riding in a Jon Boat. Deep water all the way to Wilmington...so much fun...wow!
Beautiful beaches minutes away! Wrightsville, Topsail, Hampstead.
The Burgaw courthouse square, in April, azaleas blooming. Appears in many movies. Built in 1937.
Pileated woodpeckers, over a foot tall, on the property. Amazing wildlife.
Burgaw, home to the annual blueberry festival. Many blueberry fields near us.
Sitting on the deck, as folks water ski and pull floats. Wonderful clean water.
10 ft. Video screen and hardwood ceilings. Custom throughout. Table expands.
Canoeing at sunset. So peaceful. Good fresh water fishing, bass, bream, catfish.
Dinner's ready! All the modern appliances, plus plenty of room to cook.
Master bedroom facing the river. Antiques and plush bedding, California King bed
Fire pit for cooking steaks, roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories. Seats 16
Lots of room to park, at the big rocks as you drive up. Park under house as well
Cozy fire in the fire pit on a cool winter day. Oyster roast anyone?
Topsail Beach pier fishing at its best. Just minutes from beautiful Dragonfly house. Fantastic!
Historic battle just a few miles from our house. See where we whipped the British! Great day trip. Very educational.
Wild Venus Fly Trap plants that are carnivorous. They grow only hereabouts!
Beautiful sunsets over the river. Ahhh! Such tranquility and beauty.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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